“1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
“She tied the scarlet cord in the window.”
As the future of print newspapers becomes less obscure as technologies advance in the area of news reporting, the Enterprise recently visited with several rural and small-town newspapers to check in on how things are looking for the future of hometown newspapers.
Local Olney resident, Jon Hope - Country Western singer recently released his new single titled “Country Livin’.” Hope moved to Olney approximately five years ago with his wife and son and says he really loves the area.
I was sitting on a curb with some bags around me, at the end of my rope. On parole, and homeless, I was also hopeless. I started making calls to shelters around Texas. Literally fifty-two phone calls later, the House of Mercy answered the phone and actually listened, and told me the magical words, “we have room for you”. It was a sometimes difficult, but often joyous adjustment. Adjusting to being a part of something bigger than myself, learning that God cared for me, that I had a purpose, no matter what was my past. The classes, the positivity, the around the clock care lifted me up. I am no longer worthless, one of lifes’ throw aways. Preston, Trena, Tammy, Nancy and others all took the time to teach me the Word, teach me what real Godly love is. Now I am on the verge of getting my own apartment in a city where I have family that I have been able to reconnect with while I was here. They see the change in me since I have been at House of Mercy. I had nothing when I arrived. No family that wanted me in their lives, no home, no hope. It has been a journey that I thought I was incapable of. But now I know I am not alone. I have family, I have the House of Mercy and I have Christ in me. As it is written, If God is with me, who can be against me?